Genealogical Standards

Started by Private User on Friday, October 21, 2011


  • Private User
    Geni Pro
Private User
10/21/2011 at 7:11 PM

Perhaps Geni and/or those of us using Geni should consider following the "Genealogical Standards / Standards For Sharing Information With Others / Recommended by the National Genealogical Society" -
found at

A few of the Recommended Standards which it seems to me Geni and many on Geni fail to follow are:

"* inform people who provide information about their families as to the ways it may be used,
observing any conditions they impose and respecting any reservations they may express
regarding the use of particular items.
* require some evidence of consent before assuming that living people are agreeable to
further sharing of information about themselves.
* convey personal identifying information about living people—like age, home address,
occupation or activities—only in ways that those concerned have expressly agreed to.
* recognize that legal rights of privacy may limit the extent to which information from
publicly available sources may be further used, disseminated or published"

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